Monday, September 10, 2012

Day 5, Land!!!

This morning when we woke up we had anchored at Myggbukta in NE-Greenland. This used to be a Norwegian trapper and radio station. It was also the place were Norway tried to occupy and area between 71-74 N, called Eirik den raudes land. This happened in 1931, but Norway lost in the international court in Haag in 1933. Since then the station has been used by travelleres in the national park and the Sirius patrol.

We had a wonderful day, the weather was great and Steffen and I even went on a hike for a couple of hours. We saw both arctic hares and muskox aka hippie-cow.

During lunch we started sailing north towards Danmarkshavn, but around Kap Broer ruys we had haevy pack-ice slowing us severly down. We had to change our plans and have just anchored at the research station, Zackenberg where we will make a landing tomorrow. It seams like I know quite a bunch of people here too;0)

After lunch we will then sail to Daneborg where we will do another landing and meat all my Sirius friends...

I ended my evening with sitting in the hot out-door jacuzzi sailing slowly through Young Sound, watcing the lights at my old station, Daneborg :0), try beating this!!!

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